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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. In addition to life-threatening conditions, emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections.

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Emergency room (ER) in Hopewell, Virginia

In an emergency, you deserve outstanding, rapid healthcare.

TriCities Hospital's ER provides you and your family with 24/7 emergency care. Our specially trained team is equipped to care for both children and adults when you need it most.

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Our emergency care services

To ensure you receive the help you need when you need it, our emergency room provides fast, accurate care for illnesses and injuries.


Features of our ER

To ensure you have the best resources and get treated as efficiently as possible, our ER:


Pediatric emergency care

In addition to caring for adults, our ER has specially-trained nursing staff and unique services to meet the needs of ill or injured children.

We also have a pediatric medication management system that allows us to improve the speed, accuracy and administration of medications for your child. It is our goal to make them — and you — feel comfortable and safe.


FastTrack ER

If you need quick care for illnesses or injuries that are not life-threatening, we offer a FastTrack ER.

Our FastTrack ER is for anyone two years old or older with medical conditions that are not emergencies, but require treatment within 24 hours, including:

  • Back pain
  • Bites, stings and allergic reactions
  • Burning or infrequent urination
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Cough symptoms
  • Cuts
  • Earaches
  • Prescription refills
  • Rashes
  • Sore throats
  • Suture removals
  • Wound checks

Use the ER entrance and check in for our FastTrack ER, which is open daily from 9:00am to midnight.


Up-to-date ER wait times

Check the top of our website or text "ER" to 32222 to find out the wait times of the HCA Virginia Health System ER closest to you.

Note: Message and data rates apply. ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only.

Do I need the emergency department?

It can be hard to tell when something like chest pain is just passing discomfort or if it's a serious health condition like a heart attack. We offer some guidelines to help.

Symptoms that may require you to go to the ER

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may want to call 911 or visit the ER:

  • Chest pain with other heart attack symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing that prevents speaking or lying down
  • Head injuries resulting in a loss of consciousness
  • Pronounced abdominal pain, especially with a fever
  • Severe nausea and vomiting from a cold or flu
  • Severe pain in your lower right side or back

If your child needs the ER

Watch Hoppy the Frog teach your little ones what they can expect when they come to our emergency room, so that they — and you — can be more at ease.

Hoppy the Frog smiles while sitting on an exam table after getting a checkup at TriCities Hospital.

The Healthy Living Blog

Read about other families' experiences receiving care from our emergency department.

Care during an emergency 

July 01, 2022
In a medical emergency, EMS providers and hospitals work in tandem to provide life-saving care to patients.

Care during an emergency 

July 01, 2022
In a medical emergency, EMS providers and hospitals work in tandem to provide life-saving care to patients.

When to go to the ER: 15 symptoms 

June 01, 2022
We’ve gathered 15 symptoms that are definitely ER worthy and how you can tell. This list of symptoms is not complete, but does cover the most common questions people have when deciding whether to visit an emergency room.

How to know if it's the flu or COVID-19 

October 18, 2021
The signs and symptoms for COVID-19 and flu are very similar, the only way to confirm which you have is to get tested.